Computer Programmers Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of computer programmers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer programmers salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,140
25th Percentile Wage
$72,250
50th Percentile Wage
$94,910
75th Percentile Wage
$119,380
90th Percentile Wage
$137,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer programmers is $137,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $57,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer programmers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,910
3.71% 14.31%
2016
$91,390
4.26% -
2015
$87,500
4.49% -
2014
$83,570
1.22% -
2013
$82,550
1.48% -
2012
$81,330
- -

Compare Computer Programmers Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of computer programmers in six industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for computer programmers occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $110,600. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $69,070). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$110,600
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$108,010
Utilities
$94,910
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$82,590
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$78,790
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$69,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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